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Most US school districts maintain records of students’ reading progress during early grades in order to comply with the Every Student Succeeds Act(ESSA). Thus, most children in public schools who struggle with reading are being monitored and receive some sort of intervention, but the causes and characteristics of their reading difficulties may remain unknown. States across the nation, however, have begun to mandate universal screening for dyslexia and other reading disorders as part of reading progress monitoring.
Nebraska 2018 Legislative Bill LB1052
According to 79-11,156, (1) Beginning with the 2018-19 school year, unless otherwise provided in an individualized education plan for a student receiving special education services, each student who is identified as exhibiting characteristics of dyslexia shall receive evidence-based structured literacy instruction implemented with fidelity using a multisensory approach as provided in the technical assistance document for dyslexia adopted and promulgated by the State Department of Education pursuant to section (2) A school district shall not require a student who exhibits characteristics of dyslexia to obtain a medical diagnosis to receive intervention pursuant to this section.